Daily Archive: April 2, 2018

Apr 02

Abstinence education bill goes to governor

FRANKFORT – A bill that would require the inclusion of abstinence education in any human sexuality or sexually transmitted diseases curriculum received final passage today in the state Senate. Senate Bill 71, as amended in the House, passed by a 36-1 vote. Bill sponsor Sen. Stephen Meredith, R-Leitchfield, said the House amendment makes clear that …

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Apr 02

State lawmaker released from hospital

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A Republican lawmaker in Kentucky has been released from the hospital. Republican Rep. Brandon Reed was rushed to the hospital on Monday with what Republican Rep. Chris Fugate called a “serious medical condition.” Monday night, House Republican Floor Leader Jonathan Shell said Reed had been released from the hospital and is doing …

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Apr 02

Pharmacy benefit manager bill goes to governor

FRANKFORT – The state Senate gave final passage today to a bill intended to ensure independent pharmacists are fairly reimbursed for filling prescriptions of Medicaid recipients. Senate Bill 5, as amended by the House, would make the Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services in charge of setting the reimbursement rates for a pharmacist. The rate is …

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Apr 02

Road Plan receives final passage, goes to governor

FRANKFORT—A two-year state Road Plan that would authorize over $2.4 billion for bridges, repaving and other highway needs throughout Kentucky over the next two fiscal years is on its way to the governor’s desk after receiving passage in the Kentucky House. House Budget Review Subcommittee on Transportation Chair Rep. Sal Santoro, R-Florence, said before a …

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Apr 02

Tai Wynyard to be Granted Full Release

LEXINGTON, Ky. (UK Athletics) – Kentucky men’s basketball forward Tai Wynyard will transfer from UK, head coach John Calipari announced Monday. Wynyard will be granted a full release with no restrictions. “I want to thank everyone who has played a part in my two and a half years at Kentucky – everyone from the coaches …

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Apr 02

“We’re fairly thin offensively.”

LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – The one negative about spring football is it’s a time for players who had work done over the off-season to continue to heal. For example, C.J. Conrad isn’t practicing this spring as he bounces back from a shoulder surgery after the season. There’s several players getting healthy, which means the Cats …

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Apr 02

Bat Cats look to avenge loss to Cards in Super Regionals

LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – Last year, it was the Louisville Cardinals who ended The Bat Cats’ postseason run. It was UK Baseball’s first ever visit to a Super Regional and it just happened to be against UofL. Is there a chance any thoughts of last year’s loss is lingering in the players’ minds? Check out …

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Apr 02

Bat Cats preparing for Cardinals on Tuesday

LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – A familiar foe comes to town on Tuesday for the Bat Cats. The UK Baseball is set to host Louisville at The Cliff on Tuesday; first pitch is set for 4 PM. The game against the Cards will be a short break from conference play that hasn’t exactly been easy for …

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Apr 02

Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of Beaver Dam Man for Drugs

HARTFORD, Ky. (WTVQ)— A man was arrested on US 69 near Hartford by Kentucky State Police after drugs were found during a traffic stop. Troopers stopped the vehicle at 12:30 AM Monday and through an investigation, troopers discovered that 29 year-old Robert B Garrett Jr., who was the passenger, was possession of illegal drugs and paraphernalia …

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Apr 02

Kentucky Blood Center and UK to host blood drive

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- You will receive a free t-shirt and be entered to win four Thunder Over Louisville passes when you donate blood during UK’s blood drive. The Center for Community Outreach at University of Kentucky has announced a partnership with the Kentucky Blood Center and details for the on-campus blood drive. The blood drive takes place …

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